VJ's mix setlist from Father Paul
Even our "Stuck in the Clergy" fans have suggestions for VJ's Setlist. Here's an e-mail from Father Paul (photo right), who has one hand on the Bible and the other on a Duran Duran fanzine up in Minnesota:
Greetings again from the state whose football team can never win in Tampa Bay! I enjoyed the kid’s letter about wanting a mix tape. Were I to send a mix tape now to a woman, it would be creepy, I would likely lose my job being I'm a priest, face a rather large lawsuit, and cause a public scandal, so I won’t be doing that ever again. However, being stuck in the '80s, there are many perfect ones for a mix tape, so here are my suggestions:
- Rock and Roll Heart by Eric Clapton. It's off his Money and Cigarettes album from I think 1980, and is a nice tune.
- In Too Deep by Genesis. I had the Invisible Touch cassette tape and when my friend and girlfriend were in the car circa '97 he requested I play this. It's on my iPod too, and is a really great song. One of the few I think that has nothing to do with Phil Collins failed marriage.
- Hold Me Now by Thompson Twins.
- No One Is To Blame by Howard Jones.
- True by Spandau Ballet. (Sorry Sean, I don't think it's horrible. My friend claims it is about drugs, 'thrill in my hand, pill on my tongue' ... Hmm, could this be true?)
- Invisible Touch by Genesis. Quite appropriate, though he presumably does know her name.
- She's Got a Way by Billy Joel. Yes, it is from 1971, but it was apparently released as a single in 1982. I’m not an expert, I just have access to Wikipedia.
- Lady In Red by Chris DeBurgh. This one was of course playing at the prom I took a girl to. Heartbreaking at the time, but people move on. Nice song.
- Hello – Lionel Richie. "Tell me how to win your heart, for I haven't got a clue." Seems appropriate.
- Red Red Wine by UB40. Josh played it in an episode of The West Wing, one of my favorite shows, and played it for a woman he liked.
- Every Little Thing She Does – The Police
- Something About You – Level 42 (per your suggestion).
- I Got My Mind Set On You – George Harrison.
- Just Like Heaven - The Cure
- Forever Young – Alphaville. Napoleon Dynamite. Need I say more?
- Don't Dream It's Over – Crowded House.
- Lost In Emotion – Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
- Don’t Stop Believing – Journey. I told you a couple used it at our wedding, so why not on the tape? Great tune.
Hope it works out for him. Though as a priest, I'd remind him to take it slow, and heed the words of Jermaine Stewart: "We don’t have to take our clothes off to have a good time."